Hall (& Co.) (& Son)
Location and period of operation:
Manufacturer of earthenware and Stone China at the Swan Bank pottery works, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent
The company was heavily involved in the North American market. Ralph Hall was responsible for the production of two major series of blue transfer ware patterns:- the Select Views Series and the Picturesque Scenery Series
Ralph Hall worked in partnership with his brother John originally at the Sytch Pottery in Burslem (1802-1822), and at the Swan Bank works (1809-1822).
See: J & R Hall
After c.1811 Ralph took over Swan Banks Works at Tunstall and was responsible for production there and John was responsible for the Burslem works.
As early as 1814 it is suggested that they were more or less working independently, although the partnership was not dissolved until 1822.
Ralph continued to trade in his own name until taking his son into partnerhip in 1836 and then restyling the title again to R.Hall & Co in 1841.
The company ceased trading c. 1849
The Swan Banks Works were taken over by Podmore Walker & Co in 1853.
dissolution of the partnership between John
and Ralph Hall in January 1822
the Sytch works in Burslem
Ralph continued the Swan Bank works in Tunstall
one of the Picturesque Scenery Series -
Llanarth Court in Monmouthshire
Initials and marks used on ware for identification:
Generally attributed to the partnership
with his brother John 1802 - 1822
- although does appear as an impressed mark with the printed R Hall -
(possibly from 1814)
R. HALL & SON
1836 - 1841
R. HALL & CO.
1841 - 1849
R. H. & CO.
1841 - 1849
printed mark with an impressed mark 'HALL'
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